Governance of Teaching Hospitals

Governance of Teaching Hospitals

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What forces lead to changes in governance among medical schools and their associated teaching hospitals? To what extent do such changes affect how well those schools and hospitals do their work? In this book, John A. Kastor, M.D., focuses on the academic medical centers of the University of Pennsylvania and the Johns Hopkins University, two institutions that underwent dramatic change in governance during the late 1990s. Drawing on extensive interviews with more than three hundred administrators, physicians, and other medical professionals at Penn, Hopkins, and elsewhere, Kastor identifies the factors that influenced changes in governance at these two institutions. Chief among these, he finds, are structure, personality conflicts, and current events. This book will be of interest to administrators of teaching hospitals as well as professionals in health policy and management. -- Jonathan ReinarzWilliam Kelley is an excellent example, an investigator, internationally recognized for his research, with an intuitive sense of management ... So long as the money flowed, he could fulfill his dreams, prompted by consultants whose advice seemed so reasonable at the time. ... Some of Kelleya#39;s colleagues think part of the problem was the size of his job. ... One person cannot know and encourage the faculty, answer such questions as where is science going, and also be the CEO.a€18 a€œBillanbsp;...

Title:Governance of Teaching Hospitals
Author: John A. Kastor
Publisher:JHU Press - 2004-12-01

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